Many cattle producers now face the growing threat of parasite resistance. That doesn’t mean you should forego attempts to control parasites in your herd, but it does mean you’ll have to work smarter to defeat the bugs that can become profit robbers. Drovers has some tips and methods on how … Read More

Current drought conditions are prompting cattle some producers to consider options for reducing stocking rates on rangeland and pasture as we look forward to this spring and summer. There are three main options to reduce stocking rates: supplement/substitute feed, ship cattle to non-drought areas and sell cattle. Read … Read More

As with loading out, trailer loading is another production event that can be high stress on both the animals and people, but it needn’t be that way. During conventional (i.e., high stress) trailer loading, we typically see unwilling, confused, frightened animals being forced onto trailers. There can be too … Read More

May 3, 2021

Cattle Market Struggles Continue

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

Fed cattle markets rallied early in April but have stalled again and pulled back below $120/cwt. the last … Read More

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April 26, 2021

April Cattle on Feed Report Not Easy to Understand

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension … Read More

Forage Planning for the Next Year

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist

The latest Drought Monitor shows that drought is significantly worse now than at the same time last year with 63 percent of the country now … Read More

Young horses tend to be more individualistic than most classes of equines in their nutrient requirements and how they respond to types of exercise, said Oklahoma State University Extension experts. Healthy growth is a combination of good genetics, nutrition and exercise. Exercise stimulates appetite so the young horse will eat more. … Read More

The grass is getting greener by the day and the grazing season is within sight. While checking fences, watering systems, pasture fertility and forage establishment are often on our minds before spring turnout, another thing we need to consider is your mineral program. The Ohio Beef Cattle Letter … Read More

April 12, 2021

Update on Beef Export Markets

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

Beef exports have evolved significantly in recent years in a very dynamic environment of global politics and trade … Read More

Is there room for second cut cattle in the beef industry? To respond with a ‘yes, because they exist’ answer seems childish and condescending, but it could be correct, at least partially. “There are always going to be those cattle no matter how hard we try,” says Steve … Read More